Post-Show Drinks, a musical theatre podcast showcasing actors from the West End and beyond.
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with West End star Cassidy Janson.
Cassidy is about to join the company of & Juliet and will play the role of Anne Hathaway.
We speak about her training at London Studio Centre and Millennium School of Dance. Cassidy tells us more about her musical theatre journey from dancing at a young age to then making her West End debut in Wicked, as well as her variety of credits including Tick, Tick, Boom and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical.
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0:00 – 4:14 – Where did it all begin? From dancing around the living room as a child to training at London Studio Centre and Millennium School of Dance.
4:15 – 8:29 – Cassidy played the role of Carole King in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at the Aldwych Theatre in London’s West End. We learn more about the time Cassidy sang live with Carole King herself in London’s Hyde Park.
8:30 – 12:45 – We speak further about what it was like for Cassidy to make her West End debut in the original London company of Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. We also speak about her making her professional debut in Tick, Tick, Boom with Neil Patrick Harris at the Menier Chocolate Factory. She tells us more about the contrast from going to the Menier to the Apollo Victoria. Cassidy speaks further about her two-year journey with Wicked from understudy Elphaba to standby Elphaba.
12:46 – 18:39 – Cassidy tells us about her key vocal care tips and how she survived a vocal haemorrhage.
18:40 – 26:05 – We learn more about Cassidy’s next show & Juliet where she will be playing the role, Anne Hathaway. She tells us more about what it is like creating a role in a new west end musical.
26:07 – 31:30- In standard Post-Show Drinks fashion, we find out Cassidy’s dream role and how she would sum up her career to date.